vintage general electric fridge

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  1. Nov 21, 2012 #1

    maura

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    Hello!

    I purchased a vintage (mid 50's) fridge, tested it prior to putting it in the kitchen, and it worked great. But, all I really tested was the small freezer compartment, and water froze, so I figured I was good. However, after installing it in the kitchen, I'm finding that the refrigerator compartment is freezing everything! I can't find a separate regulator, other than the one on the face of the freezer compartment, that mght regulate the temp in the fridge compartment. Any ideas?

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    That is all the control you have, you have to balance it so the freezer is just cold enough to do it's job but not so cold for the rest of the unit.
     
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    Yes, there may be a little slide door somewhere. You want 0F to 10F in the freezer and about 38F in the rest.
     
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    Any idea how to troubleshoot or adjust it, if the temp doesn't adjust by turning the knob.
     
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    Any idea where that door might be?
     
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    When you adjust the freezer temp control leave it for 8 hours to give it a chance to adjust.
     
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    Thanks, a million! I will try that, this weekend, before my husband can lug it out to the curb!
     
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    Thanks, so much, for everyones help! I'll try these this weekend,before my husband tosses it for the junkman
     
  10. Nov 22, 2012 #10

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    On modern fridges it's in the wall between the freezer and main fridge compartment.
     

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